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Final Reflection

I just finished my final portfolio and reflection for this course (Click here for the original prompt)! This course has given me so much freedom to express my opinions, which was definitely something I was not use to in traditional English courses. It really allowed me to branch out and explore many different aspects of writing. I came into this class not expecting what I would walk out with, but this class has definitely exceeded my expectations in terms of how much I’ve learned. My writing has definitely changed over the course of this class. Before this course, I was use to the formal essays with a thesis statement in the introduction, 3 body paragraphs defending your thesis with citations from outside sources, and a conclusion at the end to wrap everything up. However, this course has definitely taken me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to express more through my writing and add little inputs of my opinion in my projects. I thoroughly enjoyed this class and learned alot that will definitely benefit me in future years to come.

Mapping Fun Home

I published my Mapping Fun Home assignment here! This was the definitely the hardest assignment we’ve been assigned thus far in this class. It was really hard to come up with a way to organize the graphic novel and put it all together into a model that would contribute to analyzing Fun Home. I chose to make my model more simple and to use it as a way to focus on the main patterns I saw. I wanted to be able to tie in the model to use it as a “guide” for my analysis.

Sunday Funnies 7: A Human Document

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My revised poem:

Trying to reach the wish;                                                                                                    Luck was gone;                                                                                                                     Slowly;                                                                                                                                         No;                                                                                                                                                 It seemed unfair,                                                                                                               given up too much,                                                                                                                breaking into a mess,                                                                                                          everything seemed wrong                                                                                                no encouragement;                                                                                                              Too late.

Sunday Funnies 6: Visualize a Quote

For my Sunday Funnies this week, I used a quote from C.Joybell C. I felt like this quote really allowed me to change the way I think about life. I realized that I don’t need to know where my future takes me, but to instead just live life in the present and take each day one step at a time. This quote really inspired me to just live life to the fullest and to love the uncertainty that comes with it.

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Quote Citation:

“A Quote by C. JoyBell C.” Goodreads. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <>.

Image Citation:

Brenn, Moyan. “Freedom.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 28 May 2010. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <>.

Grunig, Josef. “Freedom.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 30 Oct. 2007. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <>.

Moore, Francis Gordon. “[ Freedom ].” Flickr. Yahoo!, 17 Oct. 2008. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <>.

“Sky.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 31 May 2005. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <>.

“I Asked the Wind..” Flickr. Yahoo!, 18 Jan. 2006. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <>.

Magson, Terry. “Puzzle Muteson.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 1 June 2013. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <>.

Culzon, Jesslee. “So Happy Together.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 20 Feb. 2007. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <>.

Gard, Gregory. “Soaring Bald Eagle.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 6 Dec. 2014. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <>.

Robertson, Randy. “Soaring.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 1 Oct. 2007. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <>.

Tracing Persepolis Revisions

For my revised version of my Tracing Persepolis project, I talked more about the relationship between the elements on the page; for example, the shading of the panels, the way the faces were drawn, and the way time and motion are conveyed. Instead of analyzing and looking at the tracings as a whole, I instead focused on one panel at a time. This allowed me to realize what Satrapi wanted to portray through her drawings and how each panel plays an intricate part in the page as a whole.

I also put the two tracings side-by-side in a table on my splash page in order for my readers to be able to compare them without having to continuously scroll down. In one of my subpages, I also linked back to one of Gabi’s pages where we talked about the same panel. I was able to incorporate an idea of hers into my analysis, which I feel like helped strength my discussion on the relationship between the elements on the page. Overall, I feel like my revised version allowed my readers to better understand the reason why the panels were drawn a certain way and how this impacted the overall layout of the memoir.

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